On December 6, we find:
- 1849 - American abolitionist Harriet Tubman escapes from slavery.
- 1933 - U.S. federal judge John M. Woolsey rules that the James Joyce novel Ulysses is not obscene.
- 1947 - The Everglades National Park in Florida is dedicated.
- 1900 - Agnes Moorehead, American actress (d. 1974)
- 1958 - Nick Park, British filmmaker and animator
- 1971 - Ryan White, American AIDS activist (d. 1990)